This thebu kola sambola is a delicious recipe to consume raw leaves.If you like edible leaves in your meal,this is one of the ways you can add Thebu leaves.
I thought of sharing this recipe because it is one of the Sri Lankan healthy diabetic recipes and of course you can eat it even if you are not a diabetic patient. Yes, I am not with blood sugar problems either!
The taste was good and there is a bit bitter taste which is bearable. If you like Gotukola, then you’ll definitely like this taste. It is common in Sri Lankan cooking that we mix sambola using hand. And of course, to get the real Sri Lankan taste, you need to mix sambola using hand not just mix with a spoon. But for this Thebu Kola sambola , don’t mix it too much then it will be more bitter. Mix it slightly using hand and don’t forget to use fresh grated coconut from a newly opened coconut.
|Slice Thebu Leaves for a sambola|
Below is the simple and easy Sri Lankan Diabetic friendly recipe with Thebu leaves. I didn’t prepare this salad/sambola. But I tasted it and liked it much thanks to my MIL. Hope this post will be beneficial for those on diabetic diet and also for those who likes to have healthy food.
Recipe : Thebu Kola Sambolaya
Ingredients (for 2-3 servings)
Handful of Thebu leaves(Costus speciosus)
1 cup fresh grated coconut
2-3 small red onion/shallots sliced
2 green chili sliced
Salt to taste
1 tbspn lime juice
Wash and clean Thebu leaves.
Slice Thebu leaves into very thin pieces.
Slice onion and green chili.
In a bowl, mix sliced Thebu leaves, onion, green chili,coconut and salt together with lime juice.
Thebu kola sambola is ready to serve.
Mix all ingredients just before serving. Then the sambola will be fresh and tasty.
Other similar kola sambola recipes:
If you try this recipe, please leave me a comment. I’d love to know your thoughts on this recipe.
Have you tried this leaves before or still treat as a beautiful plant to beautify home?